A lot of the artwork was finished. A working prototype was definately completed. But they hadn't gotten around to deciding what the object of the game would be. But I seem to remember Sid saying that they were playing dinosaurs at the Firaxis headquarters. I.E. some sort of game had been coded.
Im not sure what Baruk Khazad is , but if they speak Judeo-Dwarvish, that would be "blessed are the dwarves" - lord of the mark
That's odd they would get a working game together then just abandon it.
Strange are the ways of Sid - He's been known to put projects aside, sometimes for years, then come back to them.
BTW, was this supposed to be turn-based or real-time?
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